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Students donate to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

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Submitted to the Spencer Magnet

During the week of Feb. 27 to March 2, Spencer County High School first period students were “at war” — war against cystic fibrosis that is.
In his service project for the National Honor Society, Cory Howard challenged students to bring coins in each day to donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for the treatment and race for a cure of the disease.
Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary lung disease that causes the lungs to produce thick mucus that can block airways and causes serious lung infections. It currently affects over 30,000 children and adults in the U.S alone, with a total of 70,000 worldwide.
The goal was to raise $1,000 within the week; between all of the first period classes and some local church donations, we collected $612.39 for the foundation.
“I would like to thank everyone who participated in this event and allowed it to be successful with special recognition to the following classes,” Howard said. “Ms. O’Bryan’s first period class donated $116.40, Mrs. Baldock’s/Mr. Brody’s class donated $79.67, Mr. Matherly’s class donated $77.28, and Mr. Barnett’s class donated $71.50.”
The National Honor Society sponsor at the high school is Mary Baldock.